A second election?

  Seventy days to go, and no party is opening up a significant or sustainable lead.  An overall majority government of one complexion is looking increasingly unlikely. It looks like we are on course for another hung Parliament.  Already, the speculation is growing that such an outcome would lead to another election, close on the …

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PMQs – Second jobs

  PMQs has never been a forum for cross-party agreement; it is a battleground for sound-bites and point-scoring. If reforming the rules for MPs holding second jobs was a priority, an agreement would be reached behind the scenes and changes would be quietly introduced. However, this has been a high-profile scandal and presented an opportunity …

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A Day in the Life of: A Labour Candidate

A typical day currently starts before it ends. As we’re in the final few months before the election, my day is filled with meeting and responding to constituents, debating issues at local meetings, and running my campaign team. That means I normally get round to reviewing the latest news and researching policy issues after a …

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Jaguars and Swans: Two speeches that sum up Ed Miliband’s approach to business

  Speaking at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Wolverhampton today, Ed Miliband repeated his oft-heard line that he is “pro-business, not pro-business as usual”. His two most recent speeches – at Jaguar today and at Welsh Labour conference in Swansea on Saturday – neatly encapsulate this approach to business relations from the Labour leader. …

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